Machine vision has a wide range of applications in industrial automation: 2D Robot Vision. 2D vision systems use line-scan or area-scan cameras to capture photographic images that contain width and length, but no depth. By processing these images, they measure the visible characteristics of an object, and feed robotic handling systems data on its position, rotational orientation, and type.
3D Seam Inspection. Poorly welded components break, causing products to fail. In the case of automobiles and aeroplanes, this often has disastrous consequences and costs lives. Robotic weld seam inspection and optimization is now the standard in many industries.
So is manufacturing growing in the United States? President Obama hopes so, especially in the high tech sector. But evidence of high tech manufacturing being a growing industry is still yet to be seen. At this point in time, it’s still cheaper to employ a human to do a task as opposed to investing in a robot. But what happens when it’s cheaper to buy that robot, or ship that job to a plant in China? The future looks bleak once manufacturing robotics become reasonable investments for smaller companies like Standard Motor Products.
Label applicators allow us to put a quantity of labels into the applicator and it applies these labels to the product. These applicators can be installed easily and offers choices of many accessories. One of the accessories is a choice between a table top stand that allows the applicator to be fixed on an H-Base stand, designed like the letter H allowing the stand to straddle objects.
Dealing with sensitive data. Security, accuracy and fraud prevention are critical elements within finance and accounting departments. Here again, Robots outperform humans. Robots log into applications with the same user name and password credentials as humans. However, Robots only examine data directly relevant to the task at hand, they never make human errors and they have no motivation to use information or system access for fraudulent purposes. Robotic automation can also be applied on virtual workstations within data centers which further limits access to keyboards and computer screens by non-approved eyes.